First published in 1997, this book explores the upheavals within the Soviet Union that ended the Cold War balance of terror and forced an attempt to create market economies and democratic policies in the Western ideological mould. . The 10 chapters of this book, reprints of Conflict Studies between 1989 and 1994, deal with particular internal issues within the former Soviet Union and its successor states, with their relations with each other and with their neighbours in Europe. They include changes between civil and military authorities, especially in Russia and the Ukraine and to implications for nuclear and conventional disarmament as well for foreign policy in general.
Table of Contents
1. Gorbachev’s Economic Revolution: The Realities of Perestroika, David Dyker. 2. Transnational Armenian Activism, Michael M.Gunter. 3. The Soviet Crisis, Dominic Lieven. 4. The New Russian Revolution: The Military Dimension, Malcom Makintosh. 5. Ethnic Politics in Eastern Europe , Stephen R Bowers. 6. Security and Co-Operation in Europe , J.B. Wright. 7. Russia-Crimea-Ukraine Triangle of Conflict, Taras Kuzio. 8. Power and Politics in Central Asia’s New Republics, Anthony Hyman. 9. The Price of Freedome: The Criminal Threat in Russia, Easten Europe and the Baltic Region, Christopher J Ulrich. 10. Conflicts in the Caucasus: Russia’s War in Chechnya, Christopher Panico.
Lord (Max) Beloff was Professor Emeritus and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford University and Gladstone Professor of Government and Public Administration at Oxford and Principal of the University College, Buckingham. Lord Beloff was the author of many books including The Foreign Policy of Soviet Russia, and a member of the Council of The Research Institute for the Study of Conflict and Terrorism (RISCT).